Choosing Single Parenthood
March 17, 2010 Creating a Family radio show
More women and men are choosing to become parents without a
partner either by donor sperm, donor egg and surrogate, or
adoption. What should you know before you make this
choice. What advice can help you if you have already made the
choice. Our guests are Mikki Morrissette, single mom through donor
sperm and author of Choosing Single Motherhood, and
Ann-Marie Kennedy, single mom through adoption.
there some advantages to single parenthood?
my single lifestyle and freedom. Does this mean I am selfish to be
can single moms provide a good male role model for her child if she
has no nearby or willing family member?
help the children handle the “Do you have a Daddy”
explain donor conception and donor sperm to
Advantages and Disadvantages to using a known vs.
an unknown donor.If you use a known donor does it
matter if you have intercourse, self inseminate, or use an
find an anonymous sperm donor?
criteria to use when selecting a donor?
find a sperm donor agency?
you consider moving from 1 to 2 children?
you have a sibling for your child?
Suggestions for establishing a support
Complications of being an older single
Discussion of whether to stay in a relationship
or marriage if the other person does not want children and you